Amari got her debut at Saikoucon.

      Amari got her debut at Saikoucon.

      I decided to write a post here, because its a two part post really. I'll get the first out of the way, with a big and huge thank you to Cici and everyone who has been nurturing Amari with invaluable information that I took with me to the con and it helped significantly, I had some minor issues but nothing too bad, mostly with internal mask cooling and the horrible Pennsylvania humidity. The convention I attended, I pushed myself a little bit so I could learn when I need to take breaks, when I feel like I'm overheating and when I need to hydrate, all these are probably crucial factors for kig performers and I guess, everyone is different so learning my limits in kig is probably the best lessons I can teach myself.

      As for the convention itself ~ I've been to quite a few conventions before Amari, and always had fun. This time, as Amari~ it was different, it was more special and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thursday night, I decided to test the waters and walk around the hotel lobby, through the narrow corridor which had several small steps and it was a little bit difficult to navigate so I was worried because the corridors was exceptionally narrow but I memorized the steps, and layout and then waited for the start of the con on Friday.

      Friday, afternoon was too hot and humid, not to mention really stormy so I was unsure to try bringing out Amari, but decided just to try it for an hour so I suited up and took the first steps, walked down the corridor with my handler paying attention to my surroundings and luckily no one was there, until I reached the lobby which was buzzing with cosplayers, the whole room went quiet as Amari walked in with all eyes on her and for a good few seconds I felt nervous until several attendees ran over requesting pics and Amari got hugs and that pretty much set the pace for the rest of the convention with Amari, the reception she received was very positive.

      Saturday, the official con photographer pulled Amari aside and offered a free photoshoot, naturally I graciously accepted and was escorted to the back of the con away from everyone, and I had no clue what to do ~ so I just did some cute poses and just tried my best, It was alot of fun regardless and I'm really happy with the photos and since then, Amari has been offered another photo shoot and I came to the realization that I need to do better for Amari, keep to my diet and exercise better and continually evolve.